Comprehensive Review Course

Event Overview

Who Should Attend

Pediatric dentists, residents and general dentists.

More specifically:

  • Pediatric dentists preparing for the ABPD Oral Clinical Examination (“Oral Board”)
  • Pediatric dentists preparing for ABPD recertification
  • Pediatric dentists who want a refresher, as well as relevant, exciting case presentations
  • General dentists who treat pediatric patients
  • Residents who want a more in-depth understanding of the incorporation of evidence-based clinical science into clinical practice
  • Note: Those preparing for the ABPD Qualifying Examination (“Written Board”) are encouraged to take the AAPD Qualifying Examination Prep course

August 16-18, 2024

Hyatt Centric Mag Mile
Chicago, IL 60611

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Hotel Saint Clair
162 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611

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Registration Fees

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Early Pricing

Until July 15, 2024

Regular Pricing

After July 15, 2024

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Student Member






Optional Mock Oral Review




Sprig Pediatric Zirconia Crowns And Oral Health Technologies
Comprehensive Review sponsored by Sprig

Please note again this year AAPD in collaboration with the College of Diplomates will be offering Mock Oral Review Interviews. This allows attendees to participate in a simulation of the oral interview with two examiners. You will be give 15 minutes to present your answer and then 15 minutes for feedback. In the registration process you will have the opportunity to include this for an additional $100. For those that are attending both Oral Review and Comprehensive Review you will have the ability to sign up for these Mock Oral Review Interviews in the Comprehensive Review registration. These interviews will take place during the lunch hour on Friday August 16, 2024 and Saturday August 17, 2024


College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Mock Oral Exam Interviews sponsored by College of Diplomates


ADA CERP CE Course Provider | Stevenson Dental Education
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.


Course Description
Taught by expert clinicians, The Comprehensive Review provides attendees with an extensive overview of the latest in evidence-based pediatric dentistry. This course focuses on the cutting edge of clinical science topics and the application of state-of-the-art therapies into your daily practice. This course covers topics including: interceptive orthodontics and space management, caries assessment and prevention, behavior guidance, oral pathology, care for patients with special health needs, oral-facial trauma, pulp therapy and the latest in pediatric restorative dentistry and materials. The topics are covered using an evidence-based approach with interesting case presentations and open question/discussion forums to wrap up topical areas.

Course Objectives Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the elements of craniofacial growth and development.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in interceptive space management techniques
  • Apply appropriate behavior guidance strategies for pediatric dental care.
  • Identify and manage oral pathology in pediatric patients.
  • Manage patients with craniofacial disorders.
  • Understand the role of nutrition in oral and general health
  • Provide comprehensive dental care for patients with special health needs.
  • Understand the distinctive features of adolescent oral health.
  • Manage and treat oral-facial trauma in children.
  • Identify essential factors in the pediatric airway related to sleep and behavior
  • Understand the critical issues related to frenum attachments related to speech and breastfeeding
  • Perform pulp therapy procedures in pediatric patients.
  • Implement the latest techniques in pediatric surgical and non-surgical caries management.
  • Utilize advanced materials and esthetic approaches in pediatric dentistry.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in therapeutic approaches for pediatric dental care.
  • Incorporate innovative techniques and technologies in their treatment plans.
  • Apply evidence-based practices for improved patient outcomes.
  • Understand the interconnectedness between oral health and overall health.
  • Explain the impact of oral health on systemic conditions.
  • Implement preventive measures to improve overall health through oral health care.

*Please note there may be minor updates to the Course Schedule titles

Speakers & Schedule

The schedule is subject to change.

Course Chair & Speaker: Amr Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D
Kathleen Schultz, D.M.D.
Christina Carter, D.M.D.
Timothy Wright, D.D.S., M.S.


6:45-7:20 - Registration, Breakfast
7:20-7:30 - Welcome Dr. Moursi
7:30-9:00 Caries Prevention and Management Dr. Wright
9:00-9:15 Break
9:15-10:45 Growth & Development, Orthodontics Dr. Carter
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Growth & Development, Orthodontics (cont.) Dr. Carter
12:30-1:30 Lunch (sign up for “Lunch with a Faculty”)
1:30-3:00 Restorative Approaches, Dental Materials and Esthetics Dr. Wright
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:45 Airway Issues: Morphology, Sleep Disorders, Behavior Dr. Carter
4:45-5:00 Break
5:00-6:00 Restorative Approaches, Dental Materials, Esthetics (cont.) Dr. Wright


7:00-7:30 Breakfast
7:30-9:00 Vital and non-vital pulp therapy and pulp regeneration Dr. Wright
9:00-9:15 Break
9:15-10:15 Frenectomies: Speech, Breastfeeding Dr. Carter
10:15-10:45 Behavior Guidance Dr. Moursi
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Behavior Guidance (cont.) Dr. Moursi
12:30-1:30 Lunch (sign up for “Lunch with a Faculty”)
1:30-3:00 Syndromes, Oral Pathology and Medicine Dr. Schultz
3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:45 Oral Pathology and Medicine (cont.), Nutrition and Obesity Dr. Schultz
4:45-5:00 Break
5:00-6:00 Patients with Special Health Care Needs: Part 1 Dr. Moursi


7:00-7:30 Breakfast
7:30-9:00 Patients with Special Health Care Needs: Part 2 Dr. Schultz
9:00-9:15 Break
9:15-10:15 Adolescent oral health Dr. Schultz
10:15-10:45 Patients with Special Health Care Needs: Part 2 (cont.) Dr. Moursi
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Trauma Dr. Moursi

CE Hours
AAPD designates this activity for 22 continuing education credits.

Deadline for early registration is July 16, 2024. Space is limited, with registrations being accepted on a space-available basis. Please note that space may fill up prior to the early cut-off date., please contact the Meetings Department at the AAPD headquarters office at (312) 337-2169 to verify the availability of onsite and faxed registration.

Full refunds for registration minus a $150 cancellation fee will be given only if written notice of cancellation is received 30 days prior to the course. For one-day courses, the cancellation fee will be $75 with the same rules applying. A 50 percent refund will be given if written notice is received up to two weeks prior to the course. No refunds will be given within one week prior to the course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. Notice of cancellation can be made online or in writing and sent as follows:

Mail: AAPD Meetings Department
211 East Chicago Ave, Ste. 1600
Chicago, IL 60611

Fax: (312) 337-6329

The meeting sponsors are not responsible for travel expenses or penalties under any circumstances.

For further information, please contact the AAPD Meetings Department at (312) 337-2169.